Bryan's Going to Jerusalem!

Bryan has had many great opportunities with his talent as an artist. He had a Light Source podcast interview by, he has had his work published in the exclusive Black Book, he has been a VIP spotlight on Dynalite's web site, and he has even been interviewed by a London Photography Magazine, Digital Photographer, to name a few; but I think the latest project he is about to venture on is by far the greatest opportunity and the biggest blessing of his career. He has been chosen by Artist Guild International to be a part of their Art of the Restoration exhibit. To explain what the Artist Guild is, here is what their web site says,

"Artist Guild International is a cooperative of 60 plus outstanding Latter Day Saint Artists. They are commissioned to create a masterpiece in their style of art, based on their own vision and interpretation of a gospel theme, with emphasis on Christ’s ministry for this exhibit. The Buyer’s purchase makes it possible for the artist to have the time to produce the art work that otherwise may not have been created."

You can click the above link to see the other artists who will be working on this exhibit and to read more about each one. Bryan will be traveling to Jerusalem to create this great piece of art early this spring and then the exhibit to display the artists' work will start off in Los Angeles the end of 2010, and then travel to Seattle, Washington; SLC, Utah: Denver, CO; Chicago, Ill.; Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta, GA; New York City, NY; Washington, D.C.; Paris, France; London, England; Madrid, Spain; and Rome, Italy. I am very excited that he has this opportunity and I know it will be his greatest piece of art!

Family Christmas Newsletter 2009

I ended up just emailing our newsletter out, I think the day before Christmas. Sorry if I missed anyone.

Beach in December

Bryan's sister, Jessica, came home for Christmas break and she came with our family to the beach, and for some kayaking. It was a PERFECT day: nice weather, no wind.

Christmas 2009

We had a wonderful Christmas, and hopefully the boys will have great memories when they get older of spending the night at Grandpa and Nana Niven's house. Here are some pictures from Christmas........

Helping Nana with the flannel board story of the Nativity on Christmas Eve.
These boys are very tired on Christmas Eve and ready to go to bed!
And the grand finale............ Barbara got us all matching Team Edward pajamas that we got to open on Christmas Eve......too funny!

Gingerbread Girl Play

Ethan's kindergarten class put on a "Gingerbread Girl" play that was so cute! Ethan chose to be a goat for the play. All the kids did a fantastic job, you can really tell they must have practiced it quite a bit. Here's a video of Ethan's part with the other goats.....

Here are a few pics...

Thanksgiving 2009

I didn't take any pictures on Thanksgiving since I forgot my camera, but I got a few on my iPhone and a few from Bryan. We went over to Bryan's parents and had a very yummy dinner and a great time visiting Bryan's Great Aunt and Uncle who I met for the first time. Earlier, the boys helped Grandpa put up the lights and even got to ride on Grandpa's firetruck he made when Bryan was little.

"Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things." ~Pierce Harris
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